The editors of offer up some unsolicited opinions about guitars and 6-string life.
Reunited and It Feels So Good – A man found his stolen guitar listed on eBay eight years
later—he’d been patrolling the auction site regularly the whole time. The guitar was a 1957 Les
Paul Special, so we’re not surprised at his dedication to finding it, but impressed nonetheless.
Santana Stumbles – We’re not sure what’s more painful, reading the reviews of Santana’s
widely panned new album, Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time, or actually
listening to it.
“Relentless” – It’s long been part of Premier Guitar‘s tagline, but apparently it’s now the
hottest word in guitardom—juts check the new and upcoming album titles for Eric Gales,
Yngwie Malmsteen, and thrash rockers Death Angel. Next month’s word: “thesaurus.”
Spinning Ashes – UK company And Vinyly will press your ashes into a set of 30 LPs for
a price starting at around $4300. The LPs can play your choice of a soundtrack, a recorded
message, or static, walking the very fine line between badass and creepy.
A sampling of what we’ve heard on
premierguitar.com in the past month
“The good news is that there is a plethora of later
models built during the late ’70s and early ’80s (not
Gibson or Fender) that are now technically vintage.
Don’t set your sights too high, in other words. Your
holy grail could be right there in front of you.”
– Judy and Michael McF, on “Finding the
Holy Grail,” October 2010 Last Call
“Freddy Tavares, one time of
Fender, has an interesting quote:
‘I’m not sure we ever DID build
them the way we used to.’”
– Tim S, on “Now vs. Then:
Was it Really Better?,” Web
“Friends don’t let friends play solid state!”
“Splendid stuff! Bob’s a most underrated guitarist,
and it’s great to see him featured like this.”
– G L Wilson, on “Devo: Bastardizing
the Blues,” October 2010
“Yes, they were wrong,
maybe poor. The more
“Why so many guitars? All the
guitar heroes from past used
to have just a couple of them.
– Vecchi and gaz discussing John Mayer’s 40-guitar rig
on “Rig Rundown – John Mayer,” Web Exclusive Video
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– Anonymous, on “1970 Fender
Scorpio Combo,” October 2010
Gear Search Gallery
“I just wanted to correct myself and
credit Graydon Stuckey of GDS Amps
with pioneering the single-channel
18w amp kit in 2002, prior to our
2003 release. Thanks, Moss”
– Brown Note’s Moss Hudson,
on “Builder Profile: Brown Note
Amplification,” October 2010
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